Democracy Now! speaks with Sister Helen Prejean, whose bestselling book, "Dead Man Walking," was turned into the Academy Award-winning film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. Sister Helen is the founder of Survive, a victims’ advocacy group in New Orleans, she continues to counsel not only inmates on death row, but also the families of murder victims. "Dead Man Walking" is the journey of a Catholic nun accompanying inmates sentenced to death and her campaign to abolish the death penalty.

Dead Man Walking: The Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty That Sparked a National Debate by Sister Helen Prejean (recommended by Ms.

Women of the Year annual lecture - Sister Helen Prejean on campaigning against the death penalty

A legal showdown is brewing over whether death penalty opponent Sister Helen Prejean can testify on behalf of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Sister Helen Prejean gave an amazing talk and was wonderful to spend time with.

Sister Helen Prejean gave an amazing talk and was wonderful to spend time with.

Oklahoma is about to execute a man who is probably innocent. Please sign Sister Helen's petition to Governor Fallin that requests Fallin grant the man a reprieve so his lawyers can work toward defending his innocence!

Oklahoma is about to execute a man who is probably innocent. Please sign Sister Helen's petition to Governor Fallin that requests Fallin grant the man a reprieve so his lawyers can work toward defending his innocence!

Susan won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Sister Helen Prejean in ...

Susan Sarandon shares her secrets for looking sensational at 69

Susan won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Sister Helen Prejean in ...

In this extended web-only interview, Sister Helen Prejean talks about the 20th anniversary of her landmark book "Dead Man Walking," that chronicles her years of anti-death penalty activism. [includes rush transcript]

In this extended web-only interview, Sister Helen Prejean talks about the anniversary of her landmark book "Dead Man Walking," that chronicles her years of anti-death penalty activism.

Sister Helen Prejean

Sister Helen Prejean, author of 'Dead Man Walking,' preaches against the death penalty.

Sister Helen Prejean & Bill Pelke on Freeing the Death Row Prisoner Who Killed Pelke’s Grandmother

Sister Helen Prejean & Bill Pelke on Freeing Death Row Prisoner Who Killed Pelke's Grandmother

Bryan Stevenson | Sister Helen Prejean to speak at NYPL October 28, 2014, 7 pm to 9 pm.

Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative recently launched an effort to mark where lynchings took place in the U.

Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, author of "Dead Man Walking," and Sister Marya Grathwohl, OSF, founder of Earth Hope, will lead Beauty and Justice: Nourishing Your Heart's Commitment," retreat at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN (near Terre Haute) March 28-30, 2014.

Peace & Justice

The Sisters of Providence collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy.

Sister Mary Prejean has some powerful words to say about forgiveness.

Sister Helen Prejean: The nun behind the best-selling Dead Man Walking book & movie (in which she was played by Susan Sarandon) offers a Christianity that's…

Sister Helen Prejean: “How can watching a person die heal anybody?”

Sister Helen Prejean: “How can watching a person die heal anybody?”

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